Sue Dhillon

GUID­ANCE COUN­SEL­LOR

The Kids Post - - Private Education Guide 2014 -

H ow each day goes for Sue Dhillon de­pends en­tirely on who walks through her of­fice door. The Guid­ance Coun­sel­lor at Metropoli­tan Prepara­tory Academy has stu­dents com­ing and go­ing on a reg­u­lar ba­sis, each with in­di­vid­ual ques­tions and re­quests. Dhillon as­sists stu­dents on top­ics rang­ing from per­sonal is­sues, to ed­u­ca­tional plan­ning at the school, to post­sec­ondary and ca­reer de­ci­sions. “I re­ally en­joy the one-on-one in­ter­ac­tions and be­ing able to con­nect with my stu­dents on an in­di­vid­ual ba­sis,” she says. “This level of per­sonal and in­di­vid­ual in­ter­ac­tion re­ally comes in handy when I as­sist stu­dents in de­cid­ing their future goals and as­pi­ra­tions.” At the start of each school year, Dhillon meets with all of the grade 12 stu­dents to dis­cuss their plans mov­ing for­ward. She says watch­ing the progress through their fi­nal year of school­ing is a very re­ward­ing ex­pe­ri­ence. “In the spring, it is always won­der­ful to see the ex­cite­ment on the stu­dents’ faces, as they meet their goals and an­tic­i­pate the next stage in their ed­u­ca­tional ca­reer.” It is a vo­ca­tion that fits per­fectly for Dhillon. “I have always loved the learn­ing process and en­joy help­ing peo­ple, es­pe­cially the young. Ed­u­ca­tion seemed like a very nat­u­ral choice for me.”

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